I featured All’s Fair in Love and Wardrobe by Stephanie Simons in my summer reading list (check it here) and her latest book just dropped today… Get your hands on Chictionary: The Little Book of Fashion Faux-cabulary because I snagged an early copy and it does not disappoint.
This is like an urban style dictionary full of new sassy slang with more gorgeous illustrations by Malia Carter. Stephanie’s books are the kind I love to have out for show – fashion humor for the home. They’re hysterical, beautiful to flip through and functional home decor! I have books on display all over the bungalow but I don’t think that should be a surprise.
A few of my fave terms from the Chictionary…
I’m going to bring my book home to my Dad and convince him on why designer handbags are a good investment… like I’m building my pursefolio, LE DUH.
I love the play on words with buyceps here… Shopping really is cardio, though. And it runs down my bank account faster than I ever could a mile…
The below has to be my favorite illustration. I laugh/cried reading the definition for bugly because I’m literally that girl – I can’t wear round glasses because I will indeed look like a bug. Bonus points for the similarities to my new hair.
There’s a clutch “how to pronounce designers” section, which is critical to study if you want to actually sound like you know what you’re talking about. I cringed in agreement reading this fine print on p. 197 and wish there was actual punishment for breaking this rule.
“As a general rule of thumb, only wear what you know how to pronounce, in the event someone asks what you’re wearing.”
I can’t wait to put all my new fauxcab to use, like calling someone out for dresspassing aka wearing the same piece of clothing I am. Or, don’t mind me silently judging you by the eyebrow truth, “a universal truth that all females hold to be self-evident: that you can tell a lot about another woman’s mental state by her eyebrows” from afar. #BrowGamePsycho
Congrats to Stephanie on another stellar piece of work! It just came out today – grab your copy from Amazon here.
Happy reading, betches.